Project FIN/HR Manager – Jubaland at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

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Project FIN/HR Manager – Jubaland

Other tasks include, but not limited to: 

  • In close coordination with the Project Coordinator (PC) and the HR Coordinator and Finance Coordinator, calculating, analyzing and monitoring the project’s HR and Financial operational needs and the associated budget in order to efficiently ensure the required sizing and capabilities of the project and proper allocation of funds according to funding contracts. Proposing corrective actions when required.
  • Planning, supervising and ensuring the implementation of, in close coordination with the HRCo, the associated processes (recruitment, training, briefing, induction, evaluation, potential detection, development and communication) of the project staff in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required.
  • Supporting the project line managers in said processes in order to improve staff capabilities, their end results contribution to mission goals and to boost their active participation and MSF commitment.
  • Advising on set-up and updating the project’s organizational chart and job descriptions and assisting the PC, and/or team leaders and supervisors to draw up annual holiday planning and staff shifts in order to forecast HR needs and to ensure HR availability for the project activities
  • Ensuring hiring, amendments and contract termination formalities for employees at project level are according to local Labour laws. Archiving and updating individual employee files, informing them on their rights and preparing all mandatory tax declarations, in order to ensure legal compliance. In close collaboration with the PC and HRCo, looking for the best options to avoid and/or solve possible Labour conflicts in the project
  • Supervising/performing payroll procedures, ensuring that all data related to monthly salary calculation of the project national employees are correctly entered in HOMERE (days off, unpaid leaves, sick leaves, overtime, salary advance, etc.), in order to ensure on time and accurate salary payments. Under supervision of the HRCo, ensuring the indexation process of the national staff salary grids are in order to ensure internal equity, cost-of-living adjustments and the correct application of employment conditions in the project sites
  • In close collaboration with the PC and HRCo, implementing the administrative procedures of any Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in force between local partners (e.g. Ministry of Health, etc.) and MSF.
  • Implementing circuits and workflows (management of cash boxes, transfers, advances, purchase procedures, payment validations, follow up of regular payments, bank reconciliation) in order to anticipate expenses at project level and to optimize cash needs and its security.
  • Implementing and supervising transactional procedures and systems in order to ensure transparent accounting practices and full documentary traceability (invoices, receipts, bank statements, etc.), following MSF guidelines and rules, and using the respective software in place. Ensuring and controlling the monthly and yearly accountancy closure and all HR, Administrative and Financial reporting of the Project (HOMERE and accounting software monthly closure, SitReps, etc.)
  • Being responsible for all movements and/or accommodation of staff in the Project.
  • Translating the OCA Budget tools into OCG Tools to facilitate the OCG Finance team for better understanding of OCA budget tool.
  • Help and support project team in budget planning and transcription into OCG tools for HQ and inserting it into OCA BT tool for mission to avoid confusion.
  • Closely working with PC, project team and Finco on expanses and advances approval for Jubaland program.
  • Updating and keeping all finance document records according MSF standards.
  • Cross checking all expanses and receipts for accounting purposes.
  • Preparing all MOH staff incentives that work with MSF in Sjubaland on time, and getting them approved by line departments.


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  • Essential: Degree or Diploma in finance, management (business, HR) or administration.


  • Essential: Working experience of at least two years in relevant and similar jobs. 
  • Desirable: Working experience with MSF or other NGOs, in developing countries.


  • Essential: Fluency in English (written & spoken).
  • Desirable: Fluency in Kiswahili (written & spoken).


  • Essential: computer literacy (word, excel and internet). 
  • Desirable: HR and Financial MSF software (HOMERE, FFC, Unifield, SAGA)
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  • People Management
  • Commitment to MSF Principles
  • Behavioral flexibility
  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Teamwork & Cooperation


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